2nd Annual Klondike Classic Draws Big Names & Fields for Events 1&2

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The 2nd Annual Klondike Classic poker tournament kicked of earlier this week at Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton and is well on it’s way to meeting or exceeding it’s pre-series estimates of $300,000 in combined prize-pools. Already over $144,000 has been won by the participating players, with 2 events left to go including a $1000 buy-in that is covering most of the remaining difference of the series estimates on it’s own. At first count, 112 players turned out for the Main Event and it is sure to play out well into the morning.

 

Things started out with a few “super-satellites” that drew over 430 entries; a couple hundred a head scored the top 10% of each field entry into not one, but both, Friday’s $500 and Saturday’s $1000 events.

 

Thursday June 28th, the action got under way with a $300 No Limit Hold’em that ended up with just shy of twenty tables, with 194 entries in the field. While the smallest of the buy-ins this weekend, it certainly attracted some big players; Ami “UhhMee” Barer was said to be at the final table and while results list Barer as “Michael”, our sources John Stacks Allain tell us Ami was definitely in the game. Allain fell just shy of the final table in 11th, but was routing for friends Barer and John Wilson at the final table.

 

“UhhMee” has a track record of some of the highest poker tournament winnings of any Canadian players, while Wilson is the defending Main Event $1000 Champion from Yellowhead’s Alberta Poker Championship in April, also placing in the money deep in the same series $500 multi-day event and most recently making Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event.

 

The “star” of the show and so far this series by far, was Cliff Green. Cliff not only went on to win the $15,000 top prize in Event #1, he final tabled Event#2, the $500 buy-in, for a few thousand more and ninth place.

 

The $1000 Main Event is still just getting underway and there is another and final $300 Event 4 that begins on Sunday, so we’ll keep you posted on how things turn out. In the meantime, here are the results for Events 1 and 2:

 

2nd ANNUAL KLONDIKE CLASSIC

BUY-IN $300 Congratulations!

1st PLACE CLIFF GREEN $15,000.00

2nd PLACE FRANCIS FAN $8,500.00

3rd PLACE JOE HERLEIN $5,500.00

4th PLACE MICHAEL BARER $4,100.00

5th PLACE JONATHAN KOZEL $3,045.00

6th PLACE GEORGE BROUMAS $2,500.00

7th PLACE TONY NGUYEN $2,300.00

8th PLACE GARY BEST $2,100.00

9th PLACE JOHN WILSON $1,900.00

10th PLACE MIKE X $1,700.00

11th PLACE JOHN ALLAIN $1,500.00

12th PLACE TIM HAGUE $1,300.00

13th PLACE BOB PHILPOU $1,100.00

14th PLACE BRIAN IWANICKI. $1,000.00

15th PLACE DAVID CHAU $1,000.00

16th PLACE BRIAN FLEMMING. $900.00

17th PLACE BASHAR RAMAHI $900.00

18th PLACE GARVAN GILMOUR $800.00

19th PLACE AL THOME $800.00

20th PLACE JOSEPH WOODFIRE $800.00

TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $56,745.00 TOTAL ENTRANTS 194

 

2nd ANNUAL KLONDIKE CLASSIC

BUY-IN $500 Congratulations!

 

1st Place Jordan Kelly $ 25,000

2nd Place Chase Olsen $ 15,000

3rd Place David VanDerTorre $ 8,200

4th Place Devin Verstraelen $ 6,163

5th Place Clyde Robinson $ 5,000

6th Place Iona Bliss $ 4,100

7th Place Shenhong Yang $ 3,500

8th Place Rick Potvin $ 3,000

9th Place Cliff Green $ 2,700

10th Place Steve Voyce $ 2,400

11th Place Tony Saysana $ 2,100

12th Place Steven Watchorn $ 1,900

13th Place Nelson Wong $ 1,700

14th Place Daniel Macnaughton $ 1,500

15th Place Norman Thistlethwaite $ 1,300

16th Place Claude Spelliscy $ 1,300

17th Place Russell Rimer $ 1,200

18th Place Brian Macnevin $ 1,200

 

Total Prize Pool: $87,263 Total Entrants: 179

  • Update

    Cliff Green definitely deserves top honors for the 2nd Annual Klondike Classic Event Series, with a third final table finish here.
    Green won the first $300 event for $15,000, placed ninth in the $500 for $2,700 and then wrapped things up with a second place finish in the final event for $7,300 more.  With a total haul of $26,000 and final tables in 3 of the 4 Events held at Yellowhead Casino, Cliff was on his game!

    Congratulations to “Cal X” as well for winning Event #4; the discrete player now has several titles at the venue under his hat!

2nd ANNUAL KLONDIKE CLASSIC   BUY-IN $300
Sunday July 31, 2011
1st PLACE CAL X $12,500.00
2nd PLACE CLIFF GREEN $7,300.00
3rd PLACE MARK STEWART $4,800.00
4th PLACE IAN ALVERADO $3,500.00
5th PLACE HOLLY BERRY $2,800.00
6th PLACE JOE HERLEIN $2,300.00
7th PLACE JOHNATHAN HANSMEYER $1,900.00
8th PLACE VINCENT LAM $1,650.00
9th PLACE ALAN MACNAUGHTON $1,450.00
10th PLACE TRACI HOPESTAD $1,200.00
11th PLACE KENNY ROBINSON $1,100.00
12th PLACE PATRICK GUNRAJ $1,000.00
13th PLACE MARK HOPESTAD $1,000.00
14th PLACE SCOTT KULLMAN $830.00
15th PLACE JONATHAN KOZEL $800.00
TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $44,130.00
TOTAL ENTRANTS 152

 

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